Smurfit Kappa announces that Gary McGann, Group Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed Chairman of The Confederation of European Paper Industries (‘CEPI‘) with effect from 1 January 2014.
CEPI is a Brussels-based non-profit organisation representing the European pulp and paper industry. Mr McGann will succeed Jussi Pessonen, the Chief Executive Officer of UPM.
The role of Chairman has a term of two years, during which time the Chairman is responsible for representing the European pulp and paper industry at an EU and international level. Mr McGann has been a member of the CEPI Board since 2010.
About CEPI – The Confederation of European Paper Industries
The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is a Brussels-based non-profit organisation regrouping the European pulp and paper industry and championing industry’s achievements and the benefits of its products. Through its 18 member countries (17 European Union members plus Norway) CEPI represents some 520 pulp, paper and board producing companies across Europe, ranging from small and medium sized companies to multi-nationals, and 950 paper mills. Together they represent 23% of world production.